6 Best Small and Quiet Dog Breeds! (2021)

Since dogs can range anywhere from a 3 pound Chihuahua to an English Mastiff weighing in at 150 pounds, for our list of small and quiet dogs, we include any breed that averages at 25 pounds or under and stands at 10-15 inches tall when it is a fully grown adult.

The Basenji makes the cut of a “small” dog weighing in at 22-24 lbs average. But, they make up for that by being the only known “barkless dog of Africa.” Although they are barkless, this does not mean they are 100% silent.

1. Basenji

The Boston Terrier is a lively, sweet breed that gained a fitting nickname, the “American Gentleman.” This is because of their impeccable manners and coat, which resembles a tuxedo with black and white markings.

2. Boston Terrier

The English Toy Spaniel, or ETS, are famously associated with Britain’s Charles I and II, the “Merry Monarchs” of the 1600s, whose dogs became symbols of the House of Stuart. Just like their owners, these puppies also have a reputation for being “merry.”

3. English Toy Spaniel

This breed absolutely had to be on this list. The French Bulldog is becoming one of the most popular dog breeds in America and the entire world, and for a good reason.

4. French Bulldog

Like its larger cousin, the Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound is regal, elegant, highly affectionate, and sweet. Evidence suggests that Italian Greyhounds were bred as noble companions some 2,000 years ago in Greece and Turkey.

5. Italian Greyhound

Last on the list of small and quiet dog breeds is the Pug. You may have seen videos on the internet of these silly little creatures snoring, sleeping, running around, giving kisses, and overall just being quite the character.

6. Pug